Calzone halves stuffed with sausage, peppers, cheese and pepperoni.

Calzone Recipe

This homemade calzone recipe is a mixture of sausage, pepperoni and bell peppers, all baked inside pizza dough with plenty of melted cheese. Calzones are the perfect food for a party, they're hand held, hearty and totally delicious.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword calzone, calzone recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 458kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound pizza dough homemade or store bought
  • 8 ounces Italian sausage casings removed
  • 3/4 cup bell peppers cut into thin strips, you can use any color you like
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni
  • 1 cup pizza sauce divided use
  • 8 ounce package Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Divide the pizza dough into 3 or 4 pieces, depending on the size you want your calzones.
  • Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick ovals or rectangles.
  • Place the sausage in a pan and cook according to package directions. Use a spatula to break up the cooked sausage into bite sized pieces.
  • Add the bell peppers to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  • Spread 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce onto one side of each piece of dough. Top with 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Divide the sausage and pepper mixture evenly on top of the sauce. Top with pepperoni and an additional 1/4 cup of cheese.
  • Fold the dough over and pinch to seal the edges. Use a sharp knife to cut 2-3 slits into the top of each calzone.
  • Brush each calzone with the beaten egg.
  • Place the calzones on the sheet pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Top with parsley, then serve immediately with remaining pizza sauce for dipping.



Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 4.5mg